Engineer Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Ogun State Deputy Governor has urged Muslim faithfuls in Nigeria to continually pray for the peace of the nation, especially now that insurgency, banditry and kidnapping is ravaging the country.
She hereby felicitated with Muslim faithfuls as they celebrate this year’s Eid-El-Fitri in Nigeria and the whole World.
The deputy governor stated this at Nawarudeeen Primary School, Ota, when she joined other Muslims to pray and give thanks to Almighty Allah for making this year’s celebration possible.
Engr. Salako-Oyedele noted that the prayers of Muslim faithfuls who have denied themselves during the period of fasting would go a long way in restoring normalcy to the country.
She also implored them to remember to observe all prescribed COVID-19 protocols particularly with a report of a new strain coronavirus in some parts of the world.
While extending Governor Dapo Abiodun’s greetings to Muslims in Ota and the state in general, she prayed that Almighty Allah will spear everyone’s life to witness another celebration.
“We should all show gratitude to God for counting us worthy this year because we could not gather like this last year as a result of the lockdown occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.
“I cannot but reiterate here that Prince Dapo Abiodun’s administration remains committed to fulfilling his electioneering promises, some of which are evident all over the state, to include infrastructural development, improving the health and education sector, agricultural development, youths empowerments, amongst others.
In his remarks, the Olota of Ota, His Royal Highness, HRM, Oba (Prof) Abdulkabir Obalanlege Olota told Muslims to always reflect on the doctrines of Islam and shun any act that would tarnish their image as Muslims, urging them to also embrace peace, love and unity.
In his sermon, the Cleric and Chief Imam of Ota, Sheikh Sadiku Buhari, also charged Muslim faithfuls to shun all acts that contradicts the teaching of the prophet, admonishing them to only strive towards uprightness as indicated in the Holy Quran, saying only this was expected of them as true Muslims.